Osaka Castle Tower was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1583 on the site of Ishiyama Honganji Temple as a base for unifying Japan.
Osaka Castle has a number of cultural assets including the Ote-mon Gate, and the castle tower is designated as a registered tangible cultural property.
The castle tower was destroyed by fire several times, including during the Battle of Osaka, when it was struck by lightning, and during the Great Fire of the Meiji Restoration.
The current castle tower is the third generation and was rebuilt in 1931. The turrets and stonewalls are from the Tokugawa Shogunate’s reconstruction (Tokugawa Osaka Castle).
|9:00-17:00(Admission until 16:30)
*Depends on the season.
|Year-end and New Year holidays (Dec. 28 – Jan. 1)
|Adults 600 yen, Free for junior high school students and under
Various discounts are available.
|1-1, Osaka-jo, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
On foot: 15 minutes from JR Osaka-jo Koen Station, Osaka-jo Kitazume Station, or Osaka-jo Port.